When my grandson was tiny he was fascinated with mobile phones and t.v. remote controls. At a few weeks old he made the connection between what was happening on the remote and the results on the screen. He’s a lot bigger now and well into technology. I find it totally fascinating myself to watch how little children turn into adults with very similar characteristics and interests. To a large extent we are who we are from day one.
Moses was one certain survivor. He must’ve been pretty cute for the princess to have rescued him from the river, and God must have wanted him in one piece for him not to put an end to him there and then! God had demonstrated his power through a burning bush, and turning a stick into a snake; then he showed him power over sickness and health as he turned his hand leprous and then healed it again; and he offered power over life and death through the ability to turn water into blood. But Moses just did not fancy the job, and when he had run out of excuses, he just asked God to find someone else please! I mean, how did he dare!
But while God was not happy with his response, Moses was a man he wanted – perhaps for that very reason. The job required somebody who could grit his teeth and stand up for himself under pressure. Somebody who would not be cowed. God knew just how much he would need those characteristics later!
God knows who we are and what we are like. And he is in the business of transformation. Moses the stubborn man became a tenacious leader. Pushy salesmen can become great evangelists. Nosey people can become a great intercessors. Gossips can gossip the gospel. In God’s hand, a ‘flaw’ can be transformed into something he can use.
God knows who we are and what we are like.He knows our potential, better than we ever could ourselves.
God knows who we are and what we are like.And he doesn’t accept excuses. He knows the plans he has for us – plans that will benefit, not harm us. Plans that will not only give hope to us, but also to others who will be benefitted by the work God has for us to do.
God knows who we are and what we are like. And he still wants us!